Maxol to sponsor Ulster Mini Rugby '˜til 2019

Northern Ireland forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced the renewal of its sponsorship with Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons, taking the partnership to 2019.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 5:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:47 pm
Maxol CEO Brian Donaldson, pictured at the Kingspan stadium with Ulster players Tommy Bowe, Paul Marshall and Darren Cave with aspiring stars Seth Martin (8) and Charlie (7) and Chloe (9) Jennett

The two-year deal renews Maxol’s sponsorship of the Maxol Mini Rugby festivals held at various clubs throughout the province, and the eight Maxol Primary school Mini Rugby qualifying festivals that take place across the country which culminate in the four-day finals week at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

Each year approximately 1,500 6 to 12-year old’s and over 70 primary schools take part in Ulster Mini Rugby with the aim of giving the young players their first taste of the sport while learning the basic skills that go behind it.

The participants learn the fun and enjoyment of team sport and the importance of sport as part of an active and healthy lifestyle as well as having the opportunity to meet Ulster Rugby legends.

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“We’re delighted to be able to partner with Ulster Rugby once again, an organisation that is deeply committed to bringing rugby to a new generation of players,” said Maxol CEO Brian Donaldson.

“At Maxol we strive to play an active role in supporting local communities and this sponsorship enables us and our retailers to do that. We are proud to support the growth of grassroots rugby and in helping to encourage our young people to build team skills and be active. I am delighted we are continuing to invest in this very popular and worthwhile series of festivals and school’s tournament ”.

The renewal was welcomed by Ulster Rugby business development director Neil Hanna.

“Mini Rugby is one of the fastest growing areas of our game. We are thrilled with Maxol’s continued support for Ulster Rugby and are excited with what these next two seasons will enable us to achieve as a partnership.”